Musicians Whose Death Has a Conspiracy Theory

THC13
I find these fun and interesting but for the exception of two maybe three of these listed, I don't really believe them.

The Top Ten

1 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.

My intellectual friend named Justin told me that he believed that the death was an conspiracy not caused by himself of suicide but someone and he told me that Courtney love didn't kill Kurt but a hitman which he told me that he wrote the suicide letter and I said that Courtney love wrote the suicide letter and think she has done the treachery act but he believed that the hitman hired by Courtney love wrote the suicide letter and killed Kurt cobain- Kevinsidis

Watch "Soaked in Bleach" if you can. It pretty much has the same theory your friend Justin passed to you. They even name who they believe the suspected hit man was (he's dead now). Even if you don't believe the conspiracy, it's a fun and interesting watch. - THC13

Courtney Love killed him. It's obvious. - awesomedp900

Thank you sire for this list and the Information of your reply *sanitized my hands* *shakes your hand*- Kevinsidis

Died April 5, 1994


Official cause of death : Suicide by gunshot.


Many believe his wife, Courtney Love, orchestrated his murder to look like a suicide. The documentary, "Soaked in Bleach" does raise some interesting questions. The letter under the pillow, the suicide note, Kurt telling friends he was going to divorce Courtney and Courtney's inconsistences definitely makes me raise an eyebrow. However I'm still not 100% convinced. What I am pretty sure about though is Courtney Love is, at times, lying about what really happened. - THC13

2 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

Died June 25, 2009


Official cause of death : Cardiac arrest induced by acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication


Some believe (including some of his family members) "they" murdered him. Who are "they"? Well according to the conspiracy theories "they" are either AEG Entertainment, The "Illuminati", The Freemasons' ( Dr. Murray is a Freemason), or the C.I.A. Why? According to the conspiracy believers, he was going to expose some evil plot or plan that the "powers that be" are planning against humanity





Note: I personally don't believe the Freemasons are "evil" or behind every conspiracy like many believe. - THC13

3 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

Died August 16, 1977


Official cause of death : Cardiac arrhythmia


There are people who believe Elvis faked his death and is still alive today. Multiple alleged sightings reported every year. Now this one I believe. I see Elvis every time I go to Vegas. He drives a big convertible pink Cadillac, likes to sky dive and sometimes disguises himself as an Asian or an African man. - THC13

4 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

Died September 18, 1970


Official cause of death : Barbiturate overdose


His death conspiracy is pretty crazy. a lot of different stories (he was alive when he arrived at the hospital, he was dead when the paramedics got there, he died at another location and was relocated to where he was found, he overdosed on heroine) and theories (he was murdered, he committed suicide). Bases for the conspiracy theories are he was murdered by forced drowning of red wine. This is because, according to the doctors who first examined Jimi, he choked to death on red wine not his own vomit like most believe. I guess when his body arrived at the hospital they turned him on his side and red wine poured out his mouth. They also noted his throat was filled with red wine. Autopsy report shows his stomach and lungs were filled with red wine. The weird thing he had very little alcohol in his bloodstream. The main suspects are between the C.I.A. and his manager Michael Jeffrey who at one ...more - THC13

5 Bob Marley Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

Died May 11, 1981


Official cause of death : Metastatic skin cancer


Some believe the C.I.A. killed Bob Marley. They believe the C.I.A. gave Bob Marley his cancer (I don't know if that's even possible). There are a few theories on how they gave it to him. The most popular seems to be someone (a C.I.A. agent) gifted a pair of soccer shoes (sometimes it's boots) to Bob that had a "laced" copper wire inside the shoe. The wire stuck his big toe giving him the aggressive cancer.


It is clearly documented the C.I.A. did see Bob Marley as a threat.


What is really weird is a 36 year old black man getting melanoma is very, very rare.


Another kinda weird thing is one of his doctors that was treating him for his cancer was an ex Nazi doctor using experimental and controversial treatments.


Bob Marley was shot in an assassination attempt in 1976. - THC13

6 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.

Died October 4, 1970


Official cause of death : Heroine overdose


Some believe she was murdered. The first person to find Janis (she died in a hotel room) claimed she had blood on her lips, in her mouth, her face appeared purple and bruised and that her nose was broken. He also claimed he found no drugs or drug paraphernalia in the room. The police on scene also claims that no drugs or paraphernalia were found. Police did say she had 10 - 14 fresh needle marks on left arm. Her friends claim she hadn't done drugs in months. There are also claims that on the night she died, she left a bar across the street from the hotel with an unknown person.




I think 10 - 14 "fresh" needle marks is very weird. That really doesn't make sense to me. I think there might be a chance she was murdered. IF all these claims are true it sounds like someone may have beat her and gave her a "hot shot" (someone giving another person a lethal dose or doses of heroin with the ...more - THC13

7 Biggie Smalls Biggie Smalls Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered ...read more.

Died March 9, 1997


Official cause of death : Homicide by gunshots


Many believe there is a blatant cover up in his murder investigation. Some evidence points to a L.A.P.D. officer to be the shooter. Unlike the Elvis text I'm being serious here. I believe a L.A.P.D. officer (hired hitman) shot and killed Biggie. If you disagree, please look at the evidence before you become absolute in your beliefs. - THC13

8 Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

Died September 13, 1996


Official cause of death : Homicide by gunshots


The modern generation's Elvis. Some believe he faked his death and will return. As with Elvis, multiple sightings are reported. There is also another conspiracy theory associated with his death. That theory is Suge Knight had Pac whacked cause Pac found out Suge (Death Row Records) owed him millions of dollars and Pac was going to leave Death Row Records and sue them. - THC13

9 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.

Died July 20, 2017


Official cause of death : Suicide


Whoa. So yeah, I just found this out. Apparently there's a theory that Chester was murdered because he and Chris Cornell had information on and was going to expose an elitist pedophile ring.


I don't know to much about this or Chester but I know there's a lot of his fans of his on this site.What do you guys think? Have you heard this before? Anything to this? Cause I can't really find any substance on it. - THC13

10 XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

I think I saw someone commenting something about his date death on instagram.
It goes like this: 6/18/2018
6� - 3= 18. 18/3= 6. 6+6+6= 18.
666! I forgot how most of it goes lol. Others were like he knew that he was going to die.

The Contenders

11 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

Died December 8 1980


Official cause of death : Homicide by gunshot


This one's...well, O.K. here we go. Some people believe his assassin was a MK Ultra mind control victim programed by the C.I.A. to kill Lennon for his anti war views and his role in the peace movement.




I know it's a fact that MK Ultra was (is? ) real but this theory has no substance. It's all speculation. And anyways if the government wanted to kill him for his influence on the anti war/peace crowd why would the government wait till 1980 to kill him? Wouldn't they have done it in the 60's at the height of the peace movement? - THC13

12 Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
13 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
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